Tokyo Olympics, competitions and results today 25 July: Giuffrida in the semifinal in judo, Lombardo mocked

Foil, Alice Volpi in the quarterfinals: for her derby with Arianna Errigo

Alice Volpi beats the German Erbert 15-13 after a hard-fought match. In the quarters he will have to contend with the other blue Arianna Errigo. A blue will therefore be in the semifinal and will go to the platform for a medal.

Women’s volleyball, Italy beats Russia 3-0

Women’s volleyball Italy wins in the debut match. The blues won 3-0 on the Russian team with a score of 25-23, 25-19, 25-14.

The special: all about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020, well the blues of volleyball: Russia beaten 3-0

by our correspondent Cosimo Cito

July 25, 2021

Water polo, Italy-South Africa 21-2


Settebello defeated South Africa 21-2 in the opening match of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games tournament.

Surf, Fioravanti third in the battery, in the repechage


Show in the waves of Tsurigasaki, a beach in the town of Ichinomiya, 100 m from Tokyo. Surfing made its debut at the Olympics with the spectacular evolutions among the ‘big waves’ (also caused by the approach of a typhoon) of the athletes in the competition, and in particular of the Brazilian Italo Ferreira, world champion in 2019, who won the first battery with scores from 7.00 to 5.90 in front of Hiroto Ohhara. In third place the blue Leonardo Fioravanti (9.43, with 4.93 + 4.50), who will then play the repechage together with the fourth classified, the Argentine Leandro Usuna. In the first round of surfing there are five ‘heats’ with four surfers each and the first two pass to the next phase while the other two are not eliminated but enter the repechage (three heats of five, the first three pass). From the third round there are direct clashes.

Skeet shooting, Bacosi’s clear course in Skeet 25/25

The blue Diana Bacosi, Olympic champion in Rio 2016, made a clear run in the first series of the Skeet heats with 25/25. The blue is at the top of the list with three other shooters. Less precise is the other Italian Chiara Cainero, Olympic gold medalist in Beijing

Swimming, Ranzetti closed eighth in the 400 medley, gold for the American Kalisz


Italian Alberto Razzetti he finished in eighth position with a time of 4.11.32 the men’s 400 mixed race. Gold went to the US Chase Kalisz with the time of 4.09.442. Silver to his compatriot Jay Litherland, and Australian bronze Brendon Smith.

Swimming, disappointment Said: only sixth in the 400 freestyle


Disappointment for Gabriele Detti, only sixth in the final of the 400 freestyle in Tokyo 2020. The blue did not therefore confirm the bronze in Rio 2016.

Swimming: disappointment Sayings: only sixth in the 400 freestyle in Tokyo

by our correspondent Alessandra Retico

July 25, 2021

Swimming: Cusinato eighth in the 400 medley


Eighth place for Ilaria Cusinato in the final of the 400 mixed women, in Tokyo 2020. The gold was won by the Japanese Yui Ohashi in 4’32 ” 08, ahead of the Americans Emma Weyant (4’32 ” 76) and Hali Flickinger (4’34 ‘ ’90). Far from the podium the Hungarian Katinka Hoszu (4’35”98), world record holder and dominator of the specialty. Cusinato finished his race in 4’40”65.

Swimming, Martinenghi in the final with Italian record 100 breaststroke


Italian record and qualification for the 100 breaststroke Olympic final for Nicolò Martinenghi. In the Japanese morning, the Italian stopped the clock at 58 ” 28, one hundredth less than the previous record, closing the semifinal only behind Dutchman Arno Kamminga (58 ” 19) and recording the third absolute time of the semifinals. “I am very happy – Martinenghi told Rai microphones – and now I concentrate on the final”.

Whites out of the 100 butterfly final

Ilaria Bianchi the semifinal of the women’s 100 meters butterfly closes eighth and does not qualify for the final of the Tokyo Games. For the blue the time of 58.07.

Australia gold and world record in women’s 4×100 sl


Australia won the gold medal in the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay at the Tokyo 2020 Games, setting a new world record in 3.29.69. Silver to Canada in 3.32.78 and bronze to the United States in 3.32.81.

Archery, blue in the quarters: Great Britain beaten


Nothing to do for the blue of archery Chiara Rebagliati, Lucilla Boari and Tatiana Andreoli against South Korea (An, Jang, Kang) defending champion: Italy beaten 6-0 (58-54, 56-52, 56-49).

The blue had beaten Great Britain in the second round 5-3 (Bettles, Folkard, Pitman).

Fencing, Errigo and Volpi in the second round in foil


Arianna Errigo qualifies for the round of 16 of the women’s fencing tournament at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The blue easily beat the Egyptian Yara Elsharkawy for 15-2. Also in the eighths Alice Volpi, who overtook the Hungarian Kondricz 15-5. Eliminated Martina Batini, beaten by the Hungarian Fanni Kreiss for 15-10.

So far the blues of the sword have been bad: alone Andrea Santarelli won the qualification, overtaking the Russian Khodos for 15-10, while Daniele Garozzo was defeated (15-12) by the Japanese Kano and Marco Fichera from Kazakh Kurbanov for 15-7.

Rowing, four sculls women in the final

Another blue crew in the final in rowing. It is the female pair four, consisting of Valentina Isetti, Alessandra Montesano, Veronica Lisi and Stefania Gobbi: the four blues have gained access to the race that awards the medals by closing the semifinal in second place, behind Australia. Italy did not qualify for this final since Los Angeles ’84.

3×3 women’s basketball, Italy-Romania 22-14

Second victory in three games for the 3×3 basketball blues, who beat Romania 22-14 in the first match of the second day. A fundamental success on the way to qualification for the knockout phase (6 out of 8 formations enter).

D’Alie “I may be small but I only play big”

by our correspondent Giampaolo Visetti

July 23, 2021

The Azzurre will return to the field at 7.25 am in Italy to challenge China. Race straight down the hill for Italy, with a 5-0 that does not allow replicas. In the wake of enthusiasm, and led by one D’Alie unleashed (today 13 points) the girls of coach Capobianco pushed on the accelerator to close the challenge prematurely (still 1:14 on the clock) to reach the maximum score (21) also exceeded thanks to Rae Lin’s 2-point basket. ” Happy for this performance. The girls were good at leading, and by leading I mean managing the time of the actions by not allowing Romania to play in attack as they would have liked. We have expanded the field as we like, attacking one on one to try to find a free player for a high percentage shot. We are growing and now we want to be even more solid against the Chinese, ” said the coach Andrea Capobianco: ” It was a great head test because we came from the great 7 minutes against France last night and above all from the final disappointment. We did well to face the match against Romania with the right attitude. This victory gives us comfort and puts us in the best conditions to face China later, ” he added Chiara Consolini.

Kalisz’s gold is the first US medal in the Games


With Chase Kalisz’s victory in the 400 medley swimming medal, comes the first medal for the United States after yesterday’s fast. Following the gold of Kalisz, who in Rio 2016 had been silver, also the silver of compatriot Jay Litherland in the same race.

Boxing, Giordana Sorrentino advances to the second round

Giordana ‘Caterpillar’ Sorrentino passed the first round of the flyweight category (48 kg) by beating Venezuelan Irismar Cardozo Rojas on points for 5-0: 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 the judges’ scores.

Tennis, Giorgi advances. Barty and Murray out

Camila Giorgi wins on her debut in the women’s tennis tournament in Tokyo 2020. Surprisingly, the Italian tennis player (number 58 in the WTA ranking) overtook the American Brady (number 16 in the world) 6-3 6-2. Eliminated Ashleigh Barty, the number one in the world, beaten 6-4 6-3 by the Spanish Sara Sorribes. Andy Murray, injured, he retires from the tournament in singles, he will try to recover for the doubles.

Judo: Giuffrida in the semifinals, Lombardo beaten

Disappointment for Manuel Lombardo, the number 1 in the ranking in the category up to 66 kg. Qualified by right to the second round, he beat the Kazakh Serikzhanov 1-0, then stopped in the quarterfinals against the Brazilian Cargnin, suffering a waza-ari with a few seconds left. In the category up to 52 female kilograms, Odette Giuffrida against the Romanian Chitu she won with an ippon at the golden score, then in the quarterfinals she beat the belfa Van Snick (1-0) in the final of a very balanced match and now she will face the Japanese Uta Abe in the semifinals.

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